Archive for the ‘Windows 2008 R2’ Category

Enabling Disk Performance Counters in Windows Server 2016 Task Manager

  In Windows Server 2012 R2 / 2016, disk performance counters were disabled by default because of a noted significant performance impact in collecting Disk metrics on a Server. This is due to the overhead Task Manager can cause when querying each Disk IO for each process/thread on the individual disk. Interestingly enough disk resource values are visible in […]

How to enable the Disk Cleanup tool on Windows Server 2008 R2

1) Go to Programs & Features, and in the Features section, enable/install “Desktop Experience”. The downside to this is that you will need to reboot your server after installating this and it installs other components you do not need on a server.   2) [RECOMMENDED] – All you really need to do is copy some […]